Welcome to my website showcasing my work as a freelance creative who works as a drama film maker, photographer, and graphic designer.
I am a short drama writer, director and editor, my films explore social issues, fantasy, identity and coming of age, and many of them are about Deaf identity, sign language and Deaf culture as I am a profoundly Deaf / BSL-user.
My films have been shown at film festivals both nationally and internationally, winning awards in the process and have been shown on Film4, CBBC, Sky on Demand and TogetherTV.
I also work on mainstream (hearing) films and I am currently writing and developing various feature length treatments and screenplays.
I work as an unit stills photographer on feature length and short dramas, please visit my website for examples of my unit stills work. I also take portraits, actor headshots, events, concerts and so forth.
And I have a BA (hons) in graphic design and work in print, branding, ident and publicity materials and still work on design commissions.
I am based in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes but I am happy to work anywhere in the UK and have my own car and a UK driving licence.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss my services further.
Many thanks, Samuel Dore AKA Bursteardrum
(Photo by James Delaney)